Houston dump truck accident snarls i-10 in

A dump truck rollover completely shut down interstate 10 headed east this morning. The truck accident shut the Katy freeway down for almost 3 hours in the eastern direction.

Apparently, the dump truck driver attempted to avoid another vehicle and rolled his truck. It took over two hours to upright the truck so the highway could be reopened.

Truck Accident Investigations

Authorities are investigating the accident, and as reported, the truck driver may be ticketed for failure to stay in a single lane. Additionally, the investigating officers were going to look into the truck driver’s driving record, according to reports.

Dump truck drivers, like other commercial drivers, are professional drivers and are subject to special rules that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies. Not only is a commercial license required to drive a dump truck, but the truck driver trucking company must also comply with certain safety rules and also regulations regarding the operation of the big rig.

Dump Trucks More Likely to Be in Poor Condition

Many dump trucks are in dangerous condition due to poor maintenance after a thorough inspection. Perhaps it is the nature of the business, or maybe it is the wear and tear that a dump truck takes on a daily basis.

A dump truck can devastate a passenger car in a split second. There were no reported injuries in this accident, and the losers appear to be Houstonians commuting on Interstate 10 this morning.

Houston frequently has big rig accidents where semi trucks roll over, discharge liquids, or hit improvements and completely shut down a highway or portion thereof for quite some time. This is another example of the inconvenience that hampers Houston commuters after a truck accident.

Greg Baumgartner is a dump truck accident lawyer and the founder of the Baumgartner law firm, a Texas personal injury law firm dedicated to helping families of people injured or killed in commercial vehicle accidents.

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For a free no-obligation consultation with a Houston trucking accident lawyer call the Baumgartner law firm at 281-587-1111.

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If you have been injured in an accident in Houston, TX, and need help, contact our Houston truck accident lawyers (Top-Rated) by calling (281) 893-0760.

 

 

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